Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photos of a Tenement Museum

Have you visited us on Flickr?

Visitors are often disappointed to know they can't take photographs inside the Museum. So for the past two years we've been posting images of our museum and its exhibits for you to download.

Last year, when we launched The Moores: An Irish Family in America, we posted a many-months-long series on the restoration process on the 4th and 5th floors of 97 Orchard Street. These images give you a sense of how we turn a dilapidated space into something haunting, powerful, and hopefully educational.

As we renovate 103 Orchard Street, home of the Museum's future visitor center, we will upload our progress. You can follow along as we transform the storefont and second floors of the building.

We are also posting photos from Tenement Talks - writers, storytellers, and filmmakers from across the city. See if anyone you know has visited. We may also have a signed book or two lying around - call our Museum Shop for info on any specific event (212-982-8420).

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